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  • Summary: Interact with the words inscribed in the pages of a young girl’s diary to solve challenging puzzles, tackle unique platforming segments and discover an emotional tale set across the vibrant world of Estoria in Lost Words: Beyond the Page.

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  1. Positive: 8 out of 15
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  1. Mar 30, 2021
    90
    Lost Words: Beyond the Page is a breathtaking, moving side-scroller narrative adventure that masterfully tugs at your heartstrings thanks to a moving musical score, a beautifully written story, and gorgeous graphics. Each piece comes together to create something truly magical that is sure to stay with you well after you've finished the game. While the gameplay is fairly casual in nature with an average of 4-5 hours to complete and easy to solve puzzles, it is worth every penny to experience Izzy's journey alongside her. Just make sure you grab plenty of tissues and turn off the lights before you do so, so you can ugly cry in peace.
  2. Apr 15, 2021
    80
    Lost Words: Beyond the Page is a gorgeous, moving tale of two young girls facing an increasingly frightening world and eventually finding beauty where those less innocent might not, and that’s the kind of writing that transcends mediums.
  3. 80
    Are words magical? In a way, certainly. They can capture moments in time, or give birth to entire fantastical worlds. Lost Words: Beyond the Page is able to capture this sensation through skillful writing, lovely artwork, and a powerful sense of creativity. It is an affecting exploration of a child trying to create while in the midst of trauma.
  4. Mar 30, 2021
    75
    Uneven, yet unique and compelling, Lost Words has some truly effective narrative and design elements. It's let down a bit by overreliance on the protagonist's less-than-interesting literary attempts, but it's a worth playing for fans of narrative games.
  5. Apr 26, 2021
    70
    And while being a child, or especially inclined to children’s fiction, might be required to fully appreciate its wide-eyed story, its beautiful design and fine animation can be admired by all ages.
  6. Apr 20, 2021
    70
    This is a truly emotional adventure game, narrated in a playful, original fashion. Its actual gameplay, however, isn’t as interesting as it could have been. Still, it’s beautiful, it’s well acted and the soundtrack is phenomenal.
  7. Apr 8, 2021
    60
    The lovely Lost Words has some interesting ideas and presents a well-written, authentic tale of a young girl’s grief, but uninspired platforming drags the experience down.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. Jul 3, 2021
    10
    It is absolutely, unmistakably, undeniably clear that this was written by Terry Pratchett's daughter, and that she inherited something fromIt is absolutely, unmistakably, undeniably clear that this was written by Terry Pratchett's daughter, and that she inherited something from him. I couldn't give a better review then that. Expand
  2. May 20, 2021
    10
    Such a wonderful game about loss and the stages of grief. This game has some of the most beautiful artwork I've ever seen and I love it toSuch a wonderful game about loss and the stages of grief. This game has some of the most beautiful artwork I've ever seen and I love it to bits. Definitely my new favourite game. 10/10 Expand
  3. Apr 11, 2021
    10
    Lost words is a thought provoking platforming game about grief and the stages there of
    plot
    you play as a little girl writing her journal
    Lost words is a thought provoking platforming game about grief and the stages there of
    plot
    you play as a little girl writing her journal her family and granny however one day her granny has a stroke and gets put in the hospital this makes the girl sad.

    Gameplay
    the gameplay is platforming based and comes in different flavours one where you platform around a journal where you have to figure out where to go and one where the girl is writing a story where you have to use words to interact with the environment.
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  4. Oct 1, 2021
    7
    A beautifully crafted adventure game that deserves to be scored much higher but is unfortunately weighed down by its extremely low difficultyA beautifully crafted adventure game that deserves to be scored much higher but is unfortunately weighed down by its extremely low difficulty and the questionable inclusion of heavy loss themes in the story.

    In Lost Words, you (literally) write the story as you venture through a fantasy world in the eyes of a young girl. The gameplay is hard to describe and is best experienced first-hand, but it is designed in a similar light to a game like Trine. The story contains elements of grief and heartbreak, which is something to keep in mind in case you are sensitive to those topics and find them hard to digest. Although this game is incredibly easy and not very long, it is still a fairly unique experience.
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